Monday, February 8, 2010



Continuing with my latest project to see one film in a cinema every week, I just saw Edge Of Darkness. It wasn't half bad. A meditation on death and a good thriller. Very well staged action sequences, but, above all, a moving film about grief and vengeance. Some very good actors and crisp dialogue. Quite a complicated story line, which nevertheless becomes clear at the end and mercifully not before. So far, I have found no "holes" in the plot. I don't think that Mel Gibson is a particularly pleasant person, but he is a very good actor, absolutely convincing and, at times, very moving. Danny Huston has attracted my attention since"Birth", and there are two young women in the film who seem completely real and therefor attractive as whole characters. I thought I was just in for a thriller. I found that and much more as well.

3 comments:

AphotoAday said...

I just don't understand Hollywood or the movie business -- and I think Mel Gibson has a right to make an ass of himself in his personal life, but you've got to think that all of his bad publicity has done nothing more than put more money in his wallet... A pox on Mel and his kind...

willow said...

Danny Huston first caught my eye in "Birth", as well, and have been a huge fan ever since. I'll add this one to my list, Marc.

marc aurel said...

willow, you have to like violent thrillers. Caveat emptor.
Ray Winston, older and more jowly than in "Sexy Beast" is also very interesting.
The director has done two Bond films. This has plenty of action, but plenty to think about too. I cried quite a bit.